Sergino Dest has been praised by Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez for his hard work in the squad and the U.S. men’s national team defender delivered his latest impressive outing on Sunday in a shutout win.
Barcelona defeated Athletic Bilbao 4-0 on Sunday afternoon at the Camp Nou with Dest making his third-straight start for the club this month. Dest started at left back with veteran Dani Alves taking his spot on the right side of Barcelona’s 4-3-3 formation. The 21-year-old completed 95% of his passes in the shutout victory, while also completing two dribbles and making one interception.
It was Barcelona’s third-straight win in all competitions, moving one point behind third-place Real Betis in the La Liga standings. Dest has risen to the challenge in 2022 under Xavi and with USMNT World Cup Qualifying matches coming in late-March, he will continue to fight for starting minutes with five club matches left before international duty.
In England, Christian Pulisic delivered a lively perofrmance for Chelsea, but the Blues fell in the Carabao Cup Final to Liverpool. Josh Sargent played 90 minutes for Norwich City in Premier League play, but the Canaries lost at Southampton.
In Germany, Ricardo Pepi and Tyler Adams both started for their respective clubs. Chris Richards remained on the sidelines for Hoffenheim despite returning to training this week.
In Spain, Yunus Musah played 78 minutes as Valencia claimed a 1-0 road win over Mallorca.
In Italy, Gianluca Busio earned a start for Venezia, but the Serie A club loss to Hellas Verona. Tanner Tessmann appeared off of the bench for the visitors.
In France, Erik Palmer-Brown started for Troyes in a 1-1 draw against Marseille. Konrad De La Fuente did not feature for the Ligue 1 visitors.
Elsewhere, Alan Sonora scored off the bench against Boca Juniors while Jordan Pefok regitsered one assist in a 3-1 win for Young Boys. Ian Harkes and Christian Ramirez went head-to-head in Scottish Premiership action. Cameron Carter-Vickers helped Celtic post a clean sheet against Hibernian. Bryan Reynolds and Sam Vines both started in Belgium league play.
Here is a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad action:
Carabao Cup Final
Christian Pulisic started and played 74 minutes in Chelsea’s 11-10 penalty shootout loss to Liverpool on Sunday.
Josh Sargent started and played 90 minutes in Norwich City’s 2-0 loss to Southampton on Friday.
Zack Steffen is OUT (Injury) for Manchester City.
Ethan Horvath started, made ONE SAVE, and played 90 minutes in Nottingham Forest’s 2-0 win over Bristol City on Saturday.
Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 1-0 win over Cardiff City on Saturday.
Duane Holmes started and played 77 minutes in Huddersfield’s 2-0 win over Birmingham City on Saturday.
Matthew Olosunde did not dress in Preston North End’s 1-1 draw with Coventry City on Saturday.
Antonee Robinson did not dress for Fulham.
Lynden Gooch started and played 90 minutes in Sunderland’s 3-0 win over Wigan Athletic on Saturday.
Marlon Fossey started and played 90 minutes in Bolton Wanderers 2-0 loss to MK Dons on Saturday.
John Brooks started and played 90 minutes in Wolfsburg’s 2-2 draw with Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday.
Ricardo Pepi started and played 59 minutes in Augsburg’s 1-1 draw with Borussia Dortmund on Sunday.
Tyler Adams started and played 58 minutes in RB Leipzig’s 1-0 win over Bochum on Sunday.
Tim Tillman started and played 57 minutes in Greuther Furth’s 1-1 draw with Cologne on Saturday.
George Bello came off the bench and played 14 minutes in Arminia Bielefeld’s 3-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.
Timmy Chandler dressed but did not play in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 1-0 loss to Bayern Munich on Saturday.
Justin Che dressed but did not play for Hoffenheim.
Joe Scally dressed but did not play for Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Julian Green dressed but did not play for Furth.
Chris Richards did not dress in Hoffenheim’s 2-1 win over Pellegrino Matarazzo’s Stuttgart on Friday.
Gio Reyna is OUT (Injury) for Borussia Dortmund.
Bryang Kayo did not dress in Nuremberg’s 2-0 win over Hansa Rostock on Saturday.
Johan Gomez started and played 45 minutes in FSV Zwickau’s 3-1 loss to 1860 Munich on Saturday.
Terrence Boyd did not dress in Kaiserslautern’s 2-1 win over SC Verl on Saturday.
Gianluca Busio started and played 79 minutes in Venezia’s 3-1 loss to Hellas Verona on Sunday.
Tanner Tessmann came off the bench and played 11 minutes for Venezia.
Weston McKennie is OUT (Injury) for Juventus.
Andrija Novakovich came off the bench and played 34 minutes in Frosinone’s 3-0 loss to Cittadella on Sunday.
Anthony Fontana did not dress in Ascoli’s 2-1 win over Crotone on Sunday.
Sergino Dest started and played 90 minutes in Barcelona’s 4-0 win over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.
Yunus Musah started and played 78 minutes in Valencia’s 1-0 win over Mallorca on Saturday.
Matthew Hoppe dressed but did not play for Mallorca.
Matt Miazga dressed but did not play in Alaves 2-2 draw with Getafe on Saturday.
Samuel Shashoua came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Tenerife’s 2-1 loss to CF Mirandes on Saturday.
Shaq Moore dressed but did not play for Tenerife.
Erik Palmer-Brown started and played 77 minutes in Troyes 1-1 draw with Marseille on Sunday.
Tim Weah came off the bench and played 14 minutes in Lille’s 1-0 win over Lyon on Sunday.
Nicholas Gioacchini dressed but did not play in Montpellier’s 4-2 loss to Rennes on Friday.
Konrad De La Fuente did not dress for Marseille.
Luca De La Torre started, scored A GOAL, and played 84 minutes in Heracles 2-0 win over PEC Zwolle on Saturday.
Cole Bassett came off the bench and played three minutes in Feyenoord’s 2-1 loss to AZ Alkmaar on Sunday.
Richie Ledezma is OUT (Injury) for PSV.
Dante Sealy came off the bench and played 30 minutes in Jong PSV’s 3-1 loss to NAC Breda on Friday.
Reggie Cannon started and played 90 minutes in Boavista’s 3-2 win over Estoril on Sunday.
Alex Mendez came off the bench and played 19 minutes in Vizela’s 1-1 draw with Portimonense on Sunday.
Bryan Reynolds started and played 90 minutes in Kortrijk’s 2-0 loss to Genk on Sunday.
Sam Vines started and played 77 minutes in Royal Antwerp’s 4-1 loss to Club Brugge on Sunday.
Chris Durkin started and played 71 minutes in Sint-Truiden’s 0-0 draw with Oostende on Saturday.
Kyle Duncan did not dress for Oostende
Mark McKenzie did not dress for Genk.
Owen Otasowie is OUT for Club Brugge.
Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes in Celtic’s 0-0 draw with Hibernian on Sunday.
Christian Ramirez started and played 90 minutes in Aberdeen’s 1-1 draw with Dundee United on Saturday.
Ian Harkes started and played 90 minutes for Dundee United.
Joe Efford started and played 45 minutes in Motherwell’s 2-2 draw with Rangers on Sunday.
Chris Mueller came off the bench and played 28 minutes for Hibernian.
Sebastian Soto came off the bench and played 18 minutes in Livingston’s 4-0 win over Dundee FC on Saturday.
James Sands dressed but did not play for Rangers.
Brenden Aaronson and Red Bull Salzburg’s scheduled match with LASK was postponed on Sunday.
Ulysses Llanez did not dress in St. Poelten’s draw with Blue-White Linz on Friday.
Jordan Pefok started, registered AN ASSIST, and played 90 minutes in Young Boys 3-1 win over Sion on Saturday.
Christian Cappis came off the bench and played eight minutes in Brondby’s 1-0 win over Sonderjyske on Monday.
Emmanuel Sabbi started and played 66 minutes in Odense’s 2-2 draw with Midtjylland on Sunday.
Jonathan Amon did not dress in Nordsjaelland’s 0-0 draw with Randers FC on Sunday.
Henry Wingo came off the bench and played 22 minutes in Ferencvaros 1-1 draw with Gyirmot on Saturday.
Tyler Boyd started, scored A GOAL, and played 84 minutes in Rizespor’s 4-2 loss to Galatasaray on Sunday.
Haji Wright came off the bench and played one minute in Antalyaspor’s 0-0 draw with Adana Demirspor on Friday.
Jeremy Gal started and played 90 minutes in Degerfors 4-1 win over Sundsvall on Sunday.
Romain Gall did not dress in Malmo’s 5-1 win over Angelholms on Saturday.
Copa De La Liga Profesional
Alan Sonora came off the bench, scored A GOAL, and played 15 minutes in Independiente’s 2-2 draw with Boca Juniors on Saturday.
Joel Sonora and Velez Sarsfield are off this weekend.
Johnny Cardoso and Internacional’s scheduled match with Gremio was postponed on Saturday.
Sebastian Saucedo came off the bench and played 61 minutes in Pumas 0-0 draw with Club America on Saturday.